§ Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the President of the Board of Trade when it is intended to bring into force Section 2(2)(a) of the Merchant Shipping (Liability of Shipowners and Others) Act, 1958; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mason
I do not think my right hon. Friend should bring Section 2(2)(a) into force until a fund has been set up under Section 2(6) to compensate harbour or conservancy authorities. I understand from my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport that it has not been possible to find a basis for the fund acceptable to all interested parties.